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2020 CISAB Graduate Award Recipients
Lana Ruck is the 2020 recipient of the Hanna Kolodziejski Award.
A graduate student in Anthropology and Cognitive Science and a CISAB member, Lana receives the Hanna award in appreciation of her extensive outreach work, including (but by no means limited to!) serving as Anthropology’s Event Coordinator for IU Science Fest; co-Editor at Large and Copyeditor of the College’s science blog, ScIU; and organizer of several workshops on science communication. The fact that Lana has been able to accomplish this breadth and quantity of outreach while also mentoring students in the lab and via IU’s Research Scholars Cohort Program; volunteering at Science Olympiad; serving as a counselor for the NSF-sponsored Girls with Nerve summer camp, and maintaining a variety of service responsibilities both inside and outside the University is remarkable. Combining those accomplishments with maintaining an active research program as she works towards her PhD is extraordinary. As Dr. Tom Schoenemann described in nominating Lana for the award, her research productivity, combined with her mentorship of undergraduates who are under-represented in STEM fields, and her science outreach truly exemplify the values that underlie the Hanna scholarship. On behalf of the CISAB Steering committee, congratulations on this well-earned honor!
Elizabeth George is the 2020 recipient of the William Rowland Award.
A graduate student in Biology and a CISAB member, Elizabeth has earned the Rowland award based on the impressive breadth and depth of her mentorship of undergraduates in the Rosvall lab, and the lengths she has gone to in fostering the independent research projects of her mentees—for instance, even learning Graph Theory to accommodate the interests of one of her undergraduates. The students Elizabeth has worked with describe her as a caring and patient mentor, and cite her ability to instill in them the importance of attention to detail as well as teaching them field techniques, data acquisition and analysis, and scientific writing and presentation skills. Elizabeth’s mentorship has clearly had a profound impact on many students. As one students put it, “[Elizabeth] has made my research experience the peak of my academic career thus far.” In her nominating letter, Dr. Kim Rosvall cited how critically important Elizabeth’s mentorship has been in her lab, not just at the undergraduate level, but in helping educate other graduate students and lab personnel in techniques, compliance issues, and data management. The CISAB Steering Committee and I congratulate Elizabeth on this recognition for outstanding research and mentorship.
Science Fest 2019
Mark your calendars for the 2021 Animal Behavior Conference
The 2021 Animal Behavior Conference is scheduled for March 26th-27th, 2021. To be held at the Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana